Tower Rock - NT

  Camp Free


DEG: -22.468839 135.084489
DMS: 22º 28' 7.82" S 135º 05' 4.16" E
UTM: 53 K 7515275mN 508692mE
Altitude: 495.42m


Address & Contact

MacDonald Downs2 Plenty HighwayAlice Springs 0872
Phone: +61 8956 9097
Email: N/A
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4WD accessible free bush camp. Dogs permitted.

The conservation park is relatively new, created in 2011 when Mac and Rose’s son, Charlie Chalmers, signed a voluntary conservation agreement on pastoral land, as part of a project that helps landowners preserve and protect special areas on their properties. For travellers, it offers a glimpse at what was once a private retreat. It’s also a great place to camp while exploring the Binns Track.

The campground is a small grassy plain with two long-drop dunnies surrounded by hessian for a bit of privacy. And that’s it – except for a near-perfect 360-degree sweep of stunning scenery that begs to be explored.

One of the reasons Tower Rock was considered as a conservation reserve was that the area supports a diversity of animals, as well as plants – even a few threatened species call this region home.

There are suggested walks that ramble around and through the granite outcrops, but they’re fairly informal. Using a combination of short colour-tipped steel droppers and strategically placed painted arrows, these trails have an element of adventure.

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Closest Weather Station

Arltunga at 15/03:00pm CST
Distance from Tower Rock 117.11km S
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Distance from Tower Rock 117.11km S
Mean Max. °C36.234.331.528.822.919.219.722.927.730.933.434.4
Mean Min. °C22.221.018.513.
Mean Rain mm43.444.240.015.920.116.310.36.86.822.431.339.6

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